Actress Uma Thurman says she’d like to comment on Hollywood’s ongoing sexual misconduct scandal but will wait a little while longer, until she is less angry, to do so.
The actress told Access Hollywood this weekend that she finds it “commendable” that Hollywood women including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have spoken up about the entertainment industry’s rampant mistreatment of women.
“I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you, because I’ve learned — I am not a child — and I’ve learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way that I express myself,” Thurman said. “So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry.”
“And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say,” she added.
Dozens of actresses have broken their silence over the last month to comment on Hollywood’s ongoing sexual misconduct scandal, after the scandal was broken wide open by an early October New York Times exposé on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. More than 80 women have now accused the disgraced producer of sexual harassment or assault over decades, while at least ten women have accused him of rape.
New York police are reportedly planning to obtain an arrest warrant for Weinstein, as the latest claim of rape — from Boardwalk Empire star Paz de la Huerta — was alleged to have occurred in New York City in 2010, four years after the state enacted a lifetime statute of limitations on first-degree rape.
New York police need an arrest warrant because Weinstein is currently in Arizona, where he was seeking treatment at a rehab facility.
Thurman worked with Weinstein and director Quentin Tarantino on several films in the 1990s and 2000s, including Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films.
Tarantino — who has made all eight of his films with Weinstein, first at Miramax and then later at the Weinstein Company — broke his silence on his longtime collaborator in October, telling the New York Times he knew enough about Weinstein’s behavior “to do more than [he] did.”
In the wake of the exposé on Weinstein, more than 60 prominent figures in Hollywood and the media have been accused of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse.
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